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Tim Miller

TIM MILLER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Miller's creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man. Hailed for his humor and passion, Miller has tackled this challenge in such pieces as POSTWAR (1982), COST OF LIVING (1983), DEMOCRACY IN America (1984), BUDDY SYSTEMS (1985), SOME GOLDEN STATES (1987), STRETCH MARKS (1989), SEX/LOVE/STORIES (1991), MY QUEER BODY (1992), NAKED BREATH (1994), FRUIT COCKTAIL (1996), SHIRTS & SKIN (1997) GLORY BOX (1999), US (2003) and 1001 BEDS (2006). Since 1999, Miller has focused his creative and political work on marriage equality and addressing the injustices facing lesbian and gay couples in America. Says Miller, "I wANT the pieces to conjure for the audience a site for the placing of memories, hopes, and dreams of gay people's extraordinary potential for love." After a nine-year stint in New York City, in 1987 Miller returned home to Los Angeles, California where he was born and raised. He currently lives there with his partner Alistair in Venice Beach.

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        1001 Beds         Buddy Systems         Cost of living         Democracy In America         Ecce Hommo         Fruit Cocktail         Glory Box         Lay of the Land         My Queer Body         Naked Breath         Postwar         Sex/Love/Stories         Shirts and Skins         Some Golden States         Stretch Marks         US



1001 Beds

1001 Beds
Based on his brand-new book by the same name, 1001 Beds is Miller's latest between-the-sheets performance-and this time he's tucked in on stage. From there, he takes audiences on a raucous, rowdy, kinky and funny journey though many of the many beds he's been in (and will be)-from a sleazy hotel across the street from the Hollywood Bowl to a surprisingly comfortable mattress in a police holding cell.
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Buddy Systems

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Cost of living

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Democracy In America

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Ecce Hommo

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Based on "Shirts And Skin" by Tim Miller

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Fruit Cocktail

Fruit Cocktail
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-    1996

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Contained in: "Body Blows" published by University of Wisconsin Press 2009   978-0299176846

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Glory Box

Glory Box
the denial by the US to allow the foreign partner of same sex couples immigration rights

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Lay of the Land

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Tim Miller defines himself from the beginning as the gay little sperm that could. With fierce wit and candor, Miller eloquently drives through narratives with more stamina than an honor roll student on Adderall. LAY OF the LAND is Tim Miller's saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the Queer Union during a time of trial! Careening from his sexy misadventures performing in 45 States, to Marriage Equality street protests, to the electoral assaults on queer people all over the country, to his life as a grade-school flag monitor, to choking on cheap meat caught in his 10 year old gay boy's throat, LAY OF the LAND friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu! LAY OF the LAND is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (Miller's favorite way-down-the-list definition for "lay"!). Described by playwright Tony Kushner as "that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood, " LAND attempts to follow an incongruous map of human rights as laid out for the LGBTQ community by an intolerant American government and society where Miller refuses to settle for expatriate.
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60 min Piece. - - Gay, full length

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My Queer Body

My Queer Body
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-    1992

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in "Jones, therese (Ed.), Sharing the Delirium: Second Generation Aids Plays And Performances" Heinemann, London, 1994   978-0435086336

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Naked Breath

Naked Breath
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-    1998

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Contained in: "Body Blows" published by University of Wisconsin Press 2009   978-0299176846

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Postwar

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-    1982

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Sex/Love/Stories

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-    1991

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Shirts and Skins

Shirts and Skins
Tim goes through his laundry basket. Shirts belonging to two ex-boyfriends, an outfit he wore as a child

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Diorama, NW1, London    1998

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Alyson Publications 1997   978-1555834258

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Some Golden States

Some Golden States
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-    1987

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Contained in: "Body Blows" published by University of Wisconsin Press 2009   978-0299176846

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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks
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-    1989

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Contained in: "Body Blows" published by University of Wisconsin Press 2009   978-0299176846

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US

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In US, the forty something American queer hero, Tim Miller plays a breathlessy smart, rabble-rousing version of himself

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